Follow your interests close to home

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

From chefs to designers, from museums to the Downing Street Cat, there are more than 100 million people around the world using Twitter to follow their interests and instantly share ideas and information. To kick off our UK blog, we want to highlight a few of our favourites here at home:

The best of British fashion is on Twitter and you can follow them throughout London Fashion Week, which starts on Friday. The British Fashion Council curated a list of their favourites, and the #LFW hashtag will be a great way to get up to the minute tweets and pics from the catwalk.

Footballers like @WayneRooney, @rioferdy5 (Rio Ferdinand),@JackWilshere, @Persie_Official (Robin van Persie) and @Joey7Barton.

Rugby players like @DannyCare, @JamesHaskell, @GarethThomas14 and @Ben_Foden.

More than 40% of British MPs are on Twitter as well, according to a list compiled by Tweetminster.

British museums and art galleries like @Tate, @BritishMuseum, @saatchi_gallery, @NationalGallery, @MuseumLiverpool and @V_and_A. Check out the list we’ve started with these accounts and more.

396 British Olympic hopefuls like sprinter @jodiealicia27 (Jodie Williams), show jumper @skeltonnick (Nick Skelton) and cyclist @MarkCavendish.

All of the UK police forces are on Twitter, including @metpoliceUK in London, @GMpolice in Manchester, @HantsPolice in Hampshire and @WMpolice in the West Midlands.

Local restaurants and shops, like these that we’ve stumbled across in London: @freebirdburrito (food truck), @vinoteca (wine shop), @taylor_st (coffee), @LaFromagerieUK (cheese shop) and @dauntbooks (bookstore).

And other recognisable personalities like @mayoroflondon, @AlanCarr, @jamieoliver, @EmWatson (Emma Watson), @andy_murray, @McIlroyRory and @cherylcole, who sent her first tweet on August 30th!

We started putting together lists that focus on different interest areas, but we have a long way to go! So please let us know who you love to follow, who makes you laugh, who inspires you, and who just can’t be missed and we’ll be sure to add them!